Tag Archives: political things

On The Day

Obviously, Hurricane Sandy failed to blow us away. (We didn’t even lose power – it rated slightly more exciting than Irene, much less than various other natural disasters.) The man-made perfect storm that is the US Presidential Elections is, however, … Continue reading

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Public Spaces

New England is so crowded by American – and Kiwi – standards that I have trouble believing sometimes that Massachusetts really is the ridiculous percentage forest that it is, although it’s helped somewhat by the American habit of building houses … Continue reading

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In The Mail

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past two years – and, really, this thing was getting started around the time we arrived in the US – this is a presidential election year, which is responsible for … Continue reading

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A Bit Meta

This being a Presidential election year, and us having cable, I have now watched more Republican presidential debates than I ever really wanted to in my life*, especially since the various candidates routinely put our television in severe danger. (There … Continue reading

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Originality

So I hear New Zealand had a general election the other day, which I did not cajole my American friends into staying up until 4am watching the results of and am not deeply depressed over. (On the other hand: Mike’s … Continue reading

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Fair Go

I spent most of the last week Doing Battle with the Dark Forces of Large Corporations, which sounds vastly overdramatised but is a fairly accurate depiction of my levels of frustration. We’ve generally had pretty good consumer experiences here in … Continue reading

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I Had A Dream (And Then Reality Happened)

When we visited New York in January, in the very small amount of time we had there, I made sure we walked past the World Trade Center site. I wasn’t really sure why, at the time. I was glad we … Continue reading

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(De)construction

As those of you who know me in real life (for varying values thereof) already know, before I left New Zealand I was getting reasonably politically active (for a value of “active” involving “turning up to monthly Labour Electorate Committee … Continue reading

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